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About Cressi Start-Er Package

The XS Compact AC2 Regulator is an exceptionally dependable non-balanced Flow-by-Piston designed 1'st stage Regulator that is a great choice as a new divers rig, or for use as a stage bottle regulator system. The 1'st stage has 1 HP port and 4 LP ports, and is made from Marine Grade Chromed Brass for long life and durability. A conical filter is used which has greater surface area for higher air flow characteristics through the 1'st stage regulator.

The XS Compact Second-Stage housing is made of durable non-corrosive hi-tech polymers, and has a dependable downstream demand valve mechanism. The flow of air is channeled to the mouthpiece by injection, creating a VENTURI effect enhancing the performance. The 2nd stage comes with a flow deviator that acts on the VENTURI effect, with dive/pre-dive adjustment function. Large soft purge cover allows easy clearing of 2'nd stage and a comfortable silicone mouthpiece.

The XS Compact Second-Stage housing is made of durable non-corrosive hi-tech polymers, and has a dependable downstream demand valve mechanism. The flow of air is channeled to the mouthpiece by injection, creating a VENTURI effect enhancing the performance. The 2nd stage comes with a flow deviator that acts on the VENTURI effect, with dive/pre-dive adjustment function. Large soft purge cover allows easy clearing of 2'nd stage and a comfortable silicone mouthpiece. The XS Compact Regulator and Octopus come with a 3/8" hoses, Owner's Manual and a limited lifetime warranty.

The Cressi Mini-Console 2 is a Small Compact Console that houses the Cressi Mini Pressure Gauge and a new, Small, Analog Depth Gauge. The Depth and Pressure Gauges have Chrome Plated Brass Cases and the Depth Gauge is a Diaphragm Membrane Actuated Design. All the Instruments have a Large Circular Easy-to-Read Scales. The Instruments are housed in a Small, Modern Shaped Console Boot, made from Polycarbonate and Desmopan, materials that guarantee Protection from Shocks, Scratches and is Very Light. At the end of the Console, there are two Eyelets for Fastening the Instrument to the BCD or Harness with a Clip or Lanyard.

The Luminescent Face of the 230' Depth Gauge, the first 40' of Depth Readings are in 10' Increments, (which correspond to the area of decompression stops), and are Widely Spaced for Ease-of-Reading. For At-a-Glance Monitoring of Depth, the Face-is-Divided into 3-Different Colored Zones: Green up to 66', Light-Blue from 66' to 130' and Red from 130' to the end of the scale. The Instrument has a Maximum Depth Indicator that Stops on the Maximum Depth Reached during the Dive.

The Mini-Manometer Pressure Gauge Luminescent Dial reads from 0 to 5000 psi. Like the Depth Gauge the Instruments Face is divided into three different Colored Zones: For At-a-Glance Monitoring of Air the area from 600 psi and below is Highlighted-in-Red with a Solid-Bar and Red Stripes. If Gauge is used on Deeper Dives, the Red-Scale Extends and fades to 1,300 psi, this provides for Added-Reserve-Air Indication. From 600 to approximately 3,000 psi is Green and from 3,000 to end of scale is Blue.

The Front Glass Lens is a Pressure Relief Valve. In the event of a sudden Increase-in-Pressure inside the Instrument, the Glass-Rises-Slightly, allowing the Excess-Pressure to Escape. Pressure Gauge is equipped with a 7/16" Threaded High Pressure Hose.

Designed primarily as a Rental BC for Resorts and Dive Schools, the Start Pro gives Students and Customers the Stability of a Jacket Style BC and the Convenience of Weight Integration. Diver operators will appreciate its Bullet-Proof Construction" using 1000 and 500 Denier Cordura and large, easily seen size markings on the shoulder. Integrated Gravity Type Weight Pockets use Rugged Quick-Release Buckles for Easy Ditching of Weight in an Emergency and can hold up to 20lbs (9kg) of Soft or Hard Block Lead Weights. BC has 2 Large Cargo Pockets with hook and loop Closures and D-Rings all for Accessory Storage and Attachment. A Rigid Padded Backpack and Carry Handle provide Stability and Ease of Transport.

Buoyancy Control is made Easy with the 3-Exhaust Valves and Cressi's Power Inflator that comes Standard with a 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose. Adjusting the BCD to Size is facilitated by the Torso Adjustable Shoulders, Sternum and Waist Straps. All Straps are equipped with Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Quick-and-Easy Donning and Doffing. The Start Pro BC provides Lift Capacities of 29.2lbs to 45lbs (13.25kg to 20.14kg) depending on the size. BCD has a Single Cam Cylinder Band, comes with an Owner's Manual and is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

Cressi Start-Er Package Features

  • CRESSI Complete Life Support System
  • Durable, Rugged Set for START-ER Divers
  • Regulator and Octopus Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • BCD and Instrument Console Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Complete with Owner Manuals
  • Regulator First Stage CRESSI AC2 Piston Regulator
  • Construction: Durable Marine Grade Chromed Brass
  • Dependable Non-Balanced Flow-by-Piston Design
  • 1 HP Port 7/16" Thread
  • 4 LP Ports 3/8" Thread
  • Conical Filter
  • Second Stage's: CRESSI XS Compact Regulator/Octopus
  • Reliable Downstream Demand Valve
  • Large Soft Purge Cover
  • Comfortable Mouthpiece
  • Construction: Polymer Plastic
  • Instrument Console: CRESSI Mini 2 Gauge Console
  • Small Compact Console
  • High Quality Instruments
  • Chrome Plated Brass Cases
  • Large Circular Easy-to-Read Scales
  • Small, Modern Shaped Console Boot
  • Boot Material: Durable Polycarbonate and Desmopan, (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
  • Protection from Shocks, Scratches and Very Lightweight
  • Multiple Attachment Points for Clips or Lanyards
  • Pressure Gauge: CRESSI Mini SPG
  • Pressure Readout: 0 to 5,000 psi
  • Unique Glass Lens Pressure Relief Valve
  • Luminescent 3 Zone Color Coded Dial:
    Zone One: 0 to 600 psi, Red Reserve Air with Fade to 1,300 psi for Deep Dive Reserve
    Zone Two: 600 to 3,000 psi Green
    Zone Three: 3,000 to 5,000 psi Blue
  • Depth Gauge: CRESSI Mini-Manometer
  • Luminescent Color Coded Dial
  • 0' to 230' Gauge Scale
  • Maximum Depth Indicator, Extremely Handy for Logging Dive Information
  • Diaphragm Membrane Actuated
  • 0' to 40' of Depth: 10' Increments, Widely Spaced for Ease-of-Reading
  • Face Divided into 3-Different Colored Zones:
    Green Up to 66'
    Light-Blue from 66' to 120'
    Red from 120' to 230'
  • BCD: CRESSI Start Pro
  • Designed Primarily as Rental BC for Resorts and Dive Schools
  • Strong Enough to Rent Bullet-Proof Construction for Recreational Divers
  • Stability of a Jacket Style BC
  • Convenience of Weight Integration
  • 1000 and 500 Denier Cordura Construction
  • Large, Easily-Seen Size Markings on Shoulder
  • Integrated Gravity Type Weight Pockets:
    Rugged Quick-Release Buckles
    Easy Ditching of Weight in an Emergency
    Weight Capacity: 20lbs (9kg) of Soft or Hard Block Lead Weights
  • 2 Large Cargo Pockets with hook and loop Closures
  • Plastic D-Rings for Accessory Attachment
  • Rigid Padded Backpack and Carry Handle: Stability and Ease of Transport
  • Buoyancy Control:
    3-Exhaust/Overpressure Relief Valves
    2-Vlaves with Pull Dump Handle (Right Shoulder/Lower Rear)
    CRESSI's Power Inflator with Cable Activated Pull Dump
    3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
  • Torso Adjustable Shoulders
  • Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • Adjustable Waist Strap with Cummerbund Pad for Comfort
  • All Straps Equipped with Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Quick-and-Easy Donning and Doffing
  • Lift Capacities: 29.2lbs to 45lbs (13.25kg to 20.4kg) Size Dependent
  • Single Cam Cylinder Band

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice package for Rec diving

So far have just scoped this setup in the pool awaiting our trip to the islands. Everything went together well and performed as expected. It should be mentioned that LeisurePro was out my size of the BCD and substituted an Aeris BC of considerably higher value for no increase in my price. Way to go, LeisurePro!

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Not for Cold Water

I have mixed feelings about this package. I never had any problems with it but really only used it for work at a pool company. Took it out in open water once (cold, Boston area) and while I didn't have any issues, I also never felt comfortable enough with the construction to use it again. I think it would be okay for warm water diving, but my biggest complaint is with the design of the weight pockets on the BCD. They are a fold-over design and quite cumbersome even out of water. If you need t...

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3.0

Not for Cold Water

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from Waltham, MA, US

I have mixed feelings about this package. I never had any problems with it but really only used it for work at a pool company. Took it out in open water once (cold, Boston area) and while I didn't have any issues, I also never felt comfortable enough with the construction to use it again. I think it would be okay for warm water diving, but my biggest complaint is with the design of the weight pockets on the BCD. They are a fold-over design and quite cumbersome even out of water. If you need to add/remove weight in water, all the lead could just fall out as soon as you release the buckle. The regulator is alright but not as "smooth" breathing as others I've used. Feels like you've doing a bit more work. No malfunctions or problems. I'd say this is a decent set for a new warm water diver but personally, I wish I'd invested in higher quality gear before buying it. Ended up selling it and the person who bought it was happy. B+

 
5.0

Exactly What I Wanted

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from Fresh Meadows, NY, US

This package was exactly what I wanted. Delivery was quick and everything was of top quality. Definitely recommended

 
5.0

very good equipment, not only for starters

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i bought this package on May 2015 , i have made mor than 20 dives in cold water ( 40 degrees ) and at 50 feet and works perfect.

 
4.0

Good equipment for me as a biginner

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I use the gear that I bought for use in a dive team that I have joined through my law enforcement job. I have no previous experience with diving and therefore I had no personal equipment. This is a quality and an economic solution to my lack of gear.

 
5.0

Best deal

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Very easy to use. Went pool dive to test it out after putting the regs together. No real good instruction on how to do that. Tested fine. Just got back from a 2 tank dive in Cozumel with this setup. First dive was 80ft, second dive was 60ft. Worked great. Would buy again.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Donna M  This product had great ratings and was a good price for at starter package for my 2 boys!
Steven W  Does the Cressi Start Pro BCD come in a size larger than XL?
Mike T  Hi Steven, No the Start does not come in a size larger than XL. that said there is a XXL Cummerbund available.
Robert H  Does the bcd come with weights??
THE R  No, you have to purchase those separately.
Mike T  Hi Robert, The Start BC does not come with weights. It does include a low pressure hose that connects to your regulator.
VICTOR S  No, you have to use your own weights.
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